‘Love & Hip Hop’: Former Star Masika Kalysha Explains How She Uses Her Platform on Instagram for ‘the Greater Good’

If there’s one thing Masika Kalysha’s going to do, she’s always going to speak her mind! The former Love & Hip Hop star covered a number of topics in a new interview, including how she is using her social media platforms to help others. During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, she explained that she’s on a “promo tour” of sorts on her own right now, despite the fact that much of the nation is still operating on a smaller scale due to the health crisis that’s still going on.

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Masika Kalysha is ‘Love & Hip Hop’ royalty

Despite only appearing in a few seasons of the show, Kalysha left her mark on the franchise in a big way because of her unapologetic personality. She was on Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood for three seasons in total.

She was a supporting cast member on the first season. Kalysha didn’t appear in the second season, but in the third season, she came back and was promoted to main cast member status. In the fourth season, her last one to-date, she was back as a supporting cast member.

Kalysha is perhaps best known for her feuds with Hazel-E and Alexis Skyy, as well as the storyline involving her pregnancy with her and Fetty Wap’s daughter, Khari Barbi Maxwell.

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She talks about using her influence

In an interview with Flaunt Magazine, Kalysha talked about wearing several “hats,” including being the businesswoman/entrepreneur of her beauty line. He explained. “People always ask me ‘how do you balance?’ I’m a mom, I don’t have a choice. I have to get certain things done to ensure that my daughter’s future is set. It’s not a balance, it’s an obligation. I don’t even realize the juggle until other people who can’t figure out tell me or ask me how I do it. But you have to give yourself credit, I do the d**n thing.”

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On Instagram, Kalysha has over 2 million followers. She was asked about how she leverages her platform on the social media site to use her influence for good. “He gave me a platform. As long as I’m able to speak, I’ll speak. I’m on a promo tour right now,” she said. “If it wasn’t a pandemic, I’d be going city to city promoting that song. I couldn’t come on, talk about my single, hang up and feel OK as a human being. We have people dying, people making sacrifices, things going on in the economy [that are] way bigger than me. One of my biggest things is wealth: generational wealth, knowledge, education, beating the system. 

She also spoke about speaking on the recent deaths of Black people at the hands of police and the Black Lives Matter movement.

“Now, I don’t judge anyone’s hearts,” she said in part. “I’m not God, but is it genuine? Who knows, who f****g cares. You can do $10 million worth of damage, they got a $20 million insurance policy. They don’t give a f**k, it’s the first time the damage happened. It took 5 f****Ug minutes for Starbucks to come back and say #BlackLivesMatter paraphernalia can’t be worn. Why? Protecting their f*****g numbers.”